WDA representatives met with Congressman Oshima Kusuo. He pledged to prioritise the legislation to ban dog and cat meat.
WDA held and event in the Congress to present evidence of the dog meat industry in Japan. 20 congressmen attended to show support.
Genlin met with congressmen to discuss strategies on banning dog and cat meat in Japan.
Genlin founded "Dog Cat Party", the first political party dedicated to promoting the welfare of dogs and cats in the world.
Genlin successfully promoted the establishment of the Animal Parliamentary Alliance with parliamentary parties. The heavyweight member of the ruling party Hidehisa Otsuji became the chairman of the alliance.
34 members of the Cross-party Congressional Animal Welfare Alliance has submitted a joint letter to Prime Minister Suga, requesting Japan’s accession to the International Agreement to Prohibit the Eating of Dogs and Cats.
Hidehisa Otsuji, chairman of the Parliamentary League for Animal Welfare, along with 10 members of the league, submitted a request letter to Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide in The Prime Minister’s Official Residence, turning a historic page on animal welfare in Japan. The request letter also lays the groundwork for a joint initiative between the United States and Japan on the International Agreement to Prohibit the Eating of Dogs and Cats.
The Sankei Shimbun reported that a team of experts consisting of lawyers and veterinarians in Hyogo Prefecture launched the “Animal Defense Lawyers” in order to
Disasters can happen so suddenly. To help owners and pets overcome disasters together, it is essential to be prepared on a regular basis. The Ministry
On 22 August 2022, the research team led by Dr. Kaori Murata, Associate Professor Miho Nagasawa, Professor Takefumi Kikusui, and Professor Kazutaka Mogi of the
I, Genin (Hiroshi Horiike), hereby announce the following to correct the insults, slander, and defamation of my character by NHK Party leader Takashi Tachibana and
In June 2021, Japan’s Animal Protection Law was revised, establishing official limits on the number of pets per employee in pet shops and defining the
On June 8, the cross party Animal Welfare Congressional Alliance submitted a request to Prime Minister Fumio Kishida for the second time, following the U.S.,
On June 8, 2022, a request letter was submitted to Prime Minister Kishida calling for the initiation of the International Agreement to Prohibit the Eating
In response to the increase in the number of animal abuse cases, the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) has compiled a new guideline on how
Influencer Hiroyuki caused controversy when he called Scottish Folds “sick cats” on social media. The Scottish Folds have become the most popular cat breed for
The amendment to the Act on Welfare and Management of Animals in 2019 significantly increases the penalties for the unreasonable killing of protected animals up
In Japan, local governments and private sectors are working together to improve animal welfare. Previously, private NPOs have led Japan’s animal welfare with their efforts
A malicious trader was found to have abused over 400 dogs in Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture, and was charged with violating the Animal Protection Law